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What do you do for exercise? What motivates you to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade View Post
    3.7 Miles in 47 minutes! That's less than 13 minutes a mile! That's amazing! I don't think I've walked that fast sine I was in my 40's. 47 minutes is about how long it takes me to do my 2 mile trail walk these days.
    Even our 11 year old granddaughter won't walk along. She says we go entirely too fast!! If it's too hot, the dog slows down. I end up having to really coax her to keep up the last half mile or so. We don't doddle around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade View Post
    3.7 Miles in 47 minutes! That's less than 13 minutes a mile! That's amazing! I don't think I've walked that fast sine I was in my 40's. 47 minutes is about how long it takes me to do my 2 mile trail walk these days.
    It's taken a long time to heal enough but I just got back into my predawn walking after taking a tumble and breaking two toes......according to my trucks odometer I'm walking 2.2 miles through the neighborhood and I'm doing it in right at 45 minutes which, to me at least, is doing pretty good.

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    Well this morning I timed our walk at 48 minutes. It's a 2 mile trail according to the Kiosk at the trailhead. On those rare occasions when I walk in the neighborhood I do 2 miles in about 40 minutes. It's a little faster on an asphalt street than an earth trail through the woods, but it's not as nice and it's harder on the body. I'm subject to Achilles tendonitis flare ups so mother earth is my preferred walking surface. Plus I'm going to use my Achilles tendonitis thing as an excuse for being slow.
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    I didn't walk this morning. I have not yet recovered from my walk yesterday when I walked almost a block and back. I'll get to it next week.

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    What do I do for Exercise? I use these:

    What's my Motivation? When I feel like it!

    HDH
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiDesertHal View Post
    What do I do for Exercise? I use these:

    What's my Motivation? When I feel like it!

    HDH
    That's outstanding Hal!

    Use it or lose it. And that goes double for us old farts.

    At 70, I'm still going strong with the free weights myself. I hope to be still doing it when I am your age.


    Here is my stuff:


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    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!"
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    You guys are doing great! My daughter clocked me. I walked a brisk 8 miles up and down hills over the course of a day...does that count? Well, we had to stop in between for mint juleps and seafood...and a little outdoor market shopping
    Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    You guys are doing great! My daughter clocked me. I walked a brisk 8 miles up and down hills over the course of a day...does that count? Well, we had to stop in between for mint juleps and seafood...and a little outdoor market shopping
    I like your style of exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade View Post
    That's outstanding Hal!

    Use it or lose it. And that goes double for us old farts.

    At 70, I'm still going strong with the free weights myself. I hope to be still doing it when I am your age.


    Here is my stuff:


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    I use light weights and many quick reps.

    For bench presses I use 65 pounds with 20 reps in rapid succession, usng synchronized breathing.

    At age 81, I won't use weights that are a strain to lift. My workouts last about 1 minute.

    THAT SINGER SEWING MACHINE IS A TREASURE! You should keep it in the house where temp. and humidity are controlled.

    HDH

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiDesertHal View Post
    I use light weights and many quick reps.

    For bench presses I use 65 pounds with 20 reps in rapid succession, usng synchronized breathing.
    I do just the opposite. My usual bench press workout is a 12 set pyramid at 4 minute intervals as follows:


    20 KG (44 lbs.) X10
    35 KG (77 lbs.) X 8
    50 Kg (110 lbs.) X 6
    65 KG (143 lbs) X 4
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 2

    Takes me 45 minutes.

    I'm currently doing those twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

    This is loosely based on a routine of an old school power lifter named Doug Hepburn

    For dead lifts I also do 12 sets, with the first 4 sets at 5 minute intervals and the next 8 sets at 3 minute intervals.

    60 KG (132 lbs.) X8
    72.5 KG (159 lbs.) X 6
    85 Kg (187 lbs.) X 4
    97.5 KG (214 lbs) X 2
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3
    80 KG (176 lbs.) X 3

    Takes me 42 minutes.

    These I do once a week on Wednesday.

    This workout is loosely based on a routine developed by another powerlifter, Ed Coan.
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    Well, Trade...when you get to my age, weakness increases exponentially, so if you over-tax yourself, death will be Nature's way of telling you to slow down!

    HDH

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiDesertHal View Post
    Well, Trade...when you get to my age, weakness increases exponentially, so if you over-tax yourself, death will be Nature's way of telling you to slow down!

    HDH
    True. By the time I reach your age the only thing I may be bench pressing are daises in some cut rate boneyard.

    But I'm going to hang in there as long as I can.
    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade View Post
    True. By the time I reach your age the only thing I may be bench pressing are daises in some cut rate boneyard.

    But I'm going to hang in there as long as I can.
    That's admirable, Trade...just reduce your workload as you age!

    HiDesertHal

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiDesertHal View Post
    just reduce your workload as you age!
    HiDesertHal
    Father time isn't giving me a choice in that.

    I started lifting weights at age 58 and I peaked at around 63-64. Since then I've been slowly losing strength in spite of working out regularly. But I'm still quite a bit stronger than I was when I started at age 58.
    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!"
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